Teaching English in Vietnam: Everything You Need To Know | MOVE TO VIETNAM (2023)

You probably won’t believe me if I tell you that hundreds if not, thousands of expats are coming to Vietnam every year to teach English. Even though the demand is skyrocketing, there are loads of mistakes that they do and still doing. So, someone who has taught English in Vietnam will tell you what you need to know before signing a contract with someone who offered you a teaching job here or before youbook your one-way ticket.

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DEMAND FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS IN VIETNAM

Ugly Truths about Teaching English in Vietnam

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

VALID VISA AND WORKING PERMIT AS AN ENGLISH TEACHER IN VIETNAM

Can I Work in Vietnam on a Business Visa

JOB REQUIREMENTS

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DEMO LESSONS

PERKS AND ADDITIONAL

FIND A JOB BEFORE COMING TO VIETNAM OR APPLY FOR A JOB WHEN YOU GET TO VIETNAM

HOW TO FIND AN ESL JOB IN VIETNAM

Via Facebook Groups

Websites

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Teach Online

DRESS CODE WHILE TEACHING ENGLISH IN VIETNAM

Dress code for women teachers

Dress code for men teachers

FINAL THOUGHTS

DEMAND FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS IN VIETNAM

Vietnam is one of thecountries with the highest demand for English teachers, which is good. It means that if locals speak English, the country can attract more tourists, businesses from different countries, more jobs for the locals, and competitive economic growth.

If you visit anyexpat Facebook groupsor simply Googling teaching English in Vietnam, it will surely overwhelmyou with unending posts about job offers. Whether you decide tolive in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), or even in smaller cities like Hoi An, Da Nang, or Nha Trang, you can get yourself a job easily.

Ugly Truths about Teaching English in Vietnam

There are loads of private English centres and public schools that are desperate to get their hands on a foreign teacher.However, there are a few ugly truths you need to know and prepare yourself:

  • Most of these schools are in favour of native English speakers, especially the schools that are focusing on specific accents to teach to their students. Unfortunately, even if you have the accent they are looking for; often, these schools would overlook this and still prefer to hire a Caucasian person regardless of your work experience and education.
  • This means that even if you are a native English speaker, your skin colour affects your chances. Many expats and even locals have voiced their concern about how wrong this is. Sadly, the change regarding this discrimination is still a long way to go.
  • Non-native English speakers and not white will have a little challenge in finding the job they are hoping for but still possible. If you are more than qualified, you should look into bigger companies and international schools, they are more professional and are more interested in your experiences and qualifications.
  • Racism in Vietnam in the field of ESL teaching is widely spread. People of colour are having a harder time getting an ESL job simply because of their skin colour or accent despite their years of experience in this field.
  • If you were offered a way less rate simply because you are not Caucasian but you know that you are a qualified one, don’t accept or sign the contract. There are jobs and students who are willing to pay you rightly,and know your value. If all aspiring ESL teachers coming to Vietnam will fight this massive race issue by rejecting low paid jobs, at some point, hopefully, Vietnam will see everyone’s value equally.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

It is true if I tell you that work experience is not very much a requirement if you decide to teach English in Vietnam. This is sad on all levels, despite the cry out of the expat community for the Vietnamese schools to raise their standard in hiring a teacher, the demand is just too high to take this subject on top of the discussion.

However, there are schools with high standards that are strict in hiring ESL teachers in Vietnam. They require certain experiences and they always take the legal path.

VALID VISA AND WORKING PERMIT AS AN ENGLISH TEACHER IN VIETNAM

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You won’t believe how many English teachers come here and work on a tourist visa. This is, in fact, illegal, if you plan to work here, you need to secure a business visa and/or awork permit. Working on a tourist permit or on illegal documents will result in serious trouble such as deportation and entry ban in the country.

If the school let you work on a tourist visa, this is a red flag and a sign of unprofessionalism. They are more likely to screw you over at some point. For example, not paying you in time for your last paycheck when you quit the job or simply firing you without any acceptable reason. They can also use this against you as you cannot ask for legal help regarding this matter.

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Once you have a work permit, you can apply for a Temporary Residence Card valid for 1-3 years. Using this, you can exit and enter Vietnam without needing a visa. The process of obtaining a Temporary Residence Card is easy and quick but you will need a work permit which can take time depending on what documents you have ready,

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Can I Work in Vietnam on a Business Visa

You are legally allowed to apply for a job, stay in Vietnam, and work ona business visa. However, you areONLYallowed to work on a business visa while waiting for your work permit to be processed.

You will have to hold proof that you are or your employer is currently processing your work permit to avoid getting into trouble.

To explain it easier, you areNOTallowed to work on a business visa long-term, you are required to hold a work permit which your employer will help you get.

NOTE: As of 2022, English teachers must enter Vietnam either with a business visa sponsored by their employer or with a valid work permit.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

As I mentioned, being a native English speaker with white skin can land you a job easily but there are still a couple of job requirements you have to prepare. Thankfully, a lot of schools are getting wiser and more professional as the year comes by. Here are the common requirements when applying for an English teaching job in Vietnam:

  • a Bachelor’s degree– in 2021, it is announced that the teacher’s Bachelor’s degree must be related to teaching or English to qualify for a work permit/TRC
  • TEFL/TOFEL/CELTAGet your TEFL Certificatenow online and enjoy35% offif you usevietnam35as a coupon code – You can also get certified once you are in Vietnam
  • a valid passport and visa
  • other documents to prove your education and work experiences
  • criminal background check – from your home country or country of residence in the last 3 years
  • CV

TIP: Look for schools that will check not only your accent, and physical appearance, but also who will require you to have experience in teaching, a teaching certificate, a bachelor’s/master’s degree. These schools are more serious in the business, which is also concerned with the quality of teaching they provide to their students.

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DEMO LESSONS

Some schools will ask you to do a demo lesson at least for a minimum of 30-minutes, some demos are paid whilst the others are not. Remember to ask this before agreeing to perform one. Be aware that some schools invite a lot of aspiring English teachers and require a demo for free. While the truth is they basically get different teachers to teach their students without paying anything while they make money from it (because those students pay for a class).

HOW MUCH IS THE SALARY OF AN ENGLISH TEACHER IN VIETNAM

Salary is quite attractive in Vietnam if you compare it to thecost of living. This section will give you a ballpark idea on how is the salary of an English teacher in Vietnam.

Per hour

The pay ranges from $15-$25 per hour whereas a full-time teacher works at least 20 hours a week, some work for 40 hours a week. If you prefer to work as a private tutor, this is less hassle but the pay varies. The rate also varies depending on your location, outside the city or in rural areas pay a little less but provide accommodation. Smaller cities and towns also pay less.

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There are some schools that will hire you and start the pay at $18 with a chance of a raise depending on your performance. Always double check your contract before signing.

If you want a sneak peek at the budget for moving to Vietnam, you can read ithere.

Non-native English Speaker/Non-Caucasian

Sadly, despite your experience, if you are a non-native English speaker, often you will be offered a lower salary ($10-$15/hour). Another painful reality is even if you are a native English speaker if you are not Caucasian, there is a big chance that you will get paid lower as well.

In this situation, especially if you have the experience, you should work with well-known language centres or international schools that look past your physical appearance but rather value your skills and experiences.

PERKS ANDADDITIONAL

There are a few schools or agencies that will offer you free accommodation or transportation allowance. Based on the stories I heard, it’s mostly a hit and misses, you can be offered a decent accommodation or a crappy one.Housing is relatively cheap in Vietnam, therefore, I suggest you find your own instead. Whiletransportation in Vietnamis cheap too, you won’t have a problem getting around. If you need a suggestion for a hostel in Vietnam while looking for an apartment, check ourrecommendation list.

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FIND A JOB BEFORE COMING TO VIETNAM OR APPLY FOR A JOB WHEN YOU GET TO VIETNAM

This is a very common question from aspiring English teachers in Vietnam. In my personal experience, I only start finding a teaching job when I arrived in Vietnam, this made all my interviews, demo lessons, and even getting tips from English teachers a lot more convenient. My friend started applying for a possible job before moving here, he scheduled interviews and demos beforehand and did it right away after he arrived.

Personally, I won’t accept an ESL job unless I’m in Vietnam, this is to avoid scams too but it’s a personal choice. I know many teachers who accepted job offers before arriving and it went well.

HOW TO FIND AN ESL JOB IN VIETNAM

This is surely one of the questions that bother you a lot. Apart from searching online and using different sites that have job listings, there are other options as well like the following:

Via Facebook Groups

One of the most effective ways of finding an English teaching job in Vietnam is tojoin Facebook groupsdepending on your location. You will see that there are job offers popping up almost every day.

You can also upload your job posting, CV, contact details, and what you are looking for and ESL schools and centres will reach out to you. If you receive an offer but are in doubt about if it is legitimate or not, you can ask the expat groups, even though they can be rude, a lot of them are still helpful.

Websites

You can also directly find reputable schools in Vietnam online and then apply directly to their sites. We recommend you to be cautious as some job listings on other sites can be dodgy. Remember to never pay anything or anyone who promises to get you a job – this scheme is always if not, often a scam.

If you decided to teach in China instead which pays a better salary than in any Southeast Asian country, we recommend youcheck this siteto apply for a job.

Teach Online

Another way to earn money being an ESL teacher is to teach online. There are great benefits in doing this like you can teach while travelling, you don’t need to hustle through the traffic and spend money on transportation, you can teach comfortably at home to name a few.

DRESS CODE WHILE TEACHING ENGLISH IN VIETNAM

Once you have found a teaching job and signed a contract, there are a lot of things that you still need to prepare. One of them is to pack the right work clothes. The dress code for teaching in Vietnam is not a lot different in other parts of the world. You are expected to dress at least semi-formal.

Depending on where you will be living and teaching, some schools have AC while others don’t. If you will be in the north, pack a good semi-formal jacket as it can be cold during winter, while in the south, make sure you pack comfortable clothes, the humidity can be very irritating.

Also see our more general guide to what to wear in Vietnam.

Dress code for women teachers

Here are some ideas on what you can wear when teaching:

  • a dress that is knee-length or longer with a small sleeve or longer and has a standard neckline
  • dress pants and a button shirt with a sleeve on
  • a knee-length skirt or longer and button shirt sleeve
  • you can wear a sleeveless blouse but use a jacket cardigan
  • black shoes, high heel shoes or flat shoes are all acceptable as long as they are closed

Some schools allow a casual get up once a week, it’s best to ask your school coordinator about the proper dress code when teaching.

Dress code for men teachers

Here are some ideas on the dress code for men teachers:

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  • dress pants and a button sleeve shirt
  • dress pants and a polo shirt
  • black shoes
  • it is not expected to wear a tie unless specified by your school

Some days, casual jeans and a shirt is allowed but it’s best to ask your school coordinator to explain to you the dress code.

FINAL THOUGHTS

The most important things to remember are; the demand for an ESL job, visa options, working experience, educational background, TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate, English centre vs Public School, salary, and job requirements. These are the things you need to know before you decide on teaching English in Vietnam or hopping on a plane heading to Vietnam or worse committing and signing a job contract.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comment section and we will do our best to answer them.

FAQs

Is there a demand for English teachers in Vietnam? ›

Every day dozens of job listings seeking native English teachers for part-time and full-time positions are posted in "English Teaching Jobs in Vietnam" and other Facebook groups. It has become easier than ever for applicants since there are so few of them.

Do you need to know Vietnamese to teach English in Vietnam? ›

Requirements for Teaching in Vietnam

Native English proficiency: Native speakers will have a much easier time getting hired as an English teacher in Vietnam. If you're not a native speaker, don't rule yourself out; as long as you speak fluently, you should still find teaching positions.

What qualifications do you need to teach English in Vietnam? ›

To teach English in Vietnam, you'll need a degree, and a minimum of Professional TEFL certificate (120 Hours); although our 140 Hour Combined TEFL Course is preferred if you have no experience of teaching. You'll need your BA certificate and your TEFL certificate to get your Visa.

Is it hard to get an English teaching job in Vietnam? ›

English teaching jobs in Vietnam

There's an abundance of work for TEFL teachers in the country, so it's easy to find jobs teaching English, from private tutoring to teaching English online. Teachers can find work year-round in language centres teaching a range of ages, as well as jobs in private and public schools.

Can you live in Vietnam if you only speak English? ›

The short answer is absolute yes. Many people in Vietnam can speak English, most of them work in tourism sectors in almost big cities in Vietnam including Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Hoi An, Ninh Binh…

How much is the salary of an English teacher in Vietnam? ›

Typically, you should expect to earn between $1,200 to $1,800 per month as an English teacher in a public or language school in Vietnam. This is around $18 - $25 an hour for around 20 hours of in-class teaching per week.

What is the age limit for teaching in Vietnam? ›

Public schools, however, will hire into the mid-50s (especially those with teaching experience). Teachers older than 50 will find it much more difficult to find jobs. Other Asian countries, like China, Thailand, Vietnam maintain official retirement ages of 55-60 that have been increasingly enforced in recent years.

How hard is Vietnamese for English speakers? ›

Why it's hard: Vietnamese is a tonal language with six different tones that dictate the meaning of a word. The high number of vowel sounds also prove difficult for English speakers to nail down.

Is Vietnamese easy for English speakers? ›

Generally speaking, Vietnamese can be hard to learn for English speakers for its grammar, vocabulary and even alphabet are completely different from what you are used to. However, the language is very basic in structure and its rules are straightforward.

What skills are in demand in Vietnam? ›

87% of HR professionals selected “active learning” as the most needed skill for employees, followed by “ICT literacy” (77%), as well as “monitoring self and others” (77%). Communication skills such as verbal communication, writing and reading comprehension are no longer prioritized.

Are teachers paid well in Vietnam? ›

English teachers in Vietnam should expect to make between $1,100 USD to $1,500 USD per month if they work for an English language school.

How many hours do English teachers work in Vietnam? ›

English language schools in Vietnam offer approximately 20 to 30 hours of work per week, allowing for plenty of time to travel and explore. Major cities for teaching English in Vietnam include Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

What is a good monthly salary in Vietnam? ›

Average Salary
CareerAverage monthly salary (VND/USD)
Medical/healthcare28 million VND ~ $1,100 US
Air hostess/Air host18-30 million VND ~ $800-1200 US
Secretarial job18-30 million VND ~ $800-1200 US
Engineer (Construction)20-30 million VND ~ $750-1100 US
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What is a high salary in Vietnam? ›

Which city pays the highest salaries in Vietnam? The median salary is highest in Ho Chi Minh City at ~10 million VND/month (~$440 USD/month).

Which country pays foreign English teachers the most? ›

Generally speaking, the highest-paid ESL teaching salaries globally are found in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the two biggest cities in the UAE. Salary packages for teachers in the United Arab Emirates can range between $3,500-$5,500 (12,300-22,000 AED) per month, depending on experience.

Are Vietnamese friendly to foreigners? ›

Generally, Vietnamese attitude towards foreigners is hospitable and warm-hearted. A random question in Quora was “are Vietnamese people friendly?” This question garnered positive answers from people saying they are hospitable and helpful.

What are the disadvantages of living in Vietnam? ›

Cons of Living in Vietnam
  • Complicated Work Visa Process. ...
  • Language Barriers (Unless You're Fluent) ...
  • Crowded Place (Too Many People) ...
  • Too Much Littering And Pollution. ...
  • Noisy Construction. ...
  • Chaotic (But Calculated) Driving. ...
  • Unstable Electrical Power Performance (Some Areas) ...
  • Nightlife Noise Could Keep You Awake.

Is living in Vietnam safe? ›

Yes, living in Vietnam for expats is relatively safe. The country rarely experiences horrible natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis. The security, especially in large cities, is acceptable.

How much is rent in Vietnam? ›

Vietnam's most expensive city is Ho Chi Minh City, followed by Hanoi. Even in these two places, a couple can enjoy a comfortable, middle-class lifestyle for less than $1,300 per month.
...
Cost of Living in Vietnam.
ExpenseU.S. $
Apartment rental (one bedroom)$400 to $900
Electricity$60 to $80
Water$2
Cell phone with unlimited data$3
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What jobs are in demand in Vietnam? ›

527 Demand Jobs in Vietnam (34 new)
  • Senior Business Development Manager. ...
  • Business Unit Head - Consumer Healthcare. ...
  • GM, Regional Cluster - Consumer Healthcare. ...
  • Head of Operations Customer Service. ...
  • General Trade Channel Planning Manager Vietnam & Cambodia. ...
  • Head of Operation - Northern - Online Platform. ...
  • General Manager, Vietnam.

How much do expats get paid in Vietnam? ›

While there are some older expats and families, the majority of expats in Vietnam are in the 18-35 age group. Average Local Salary: The average monthly salary of a worker in Vietnam is about $148 per month; those in high paying jobs bring home around $500 per month.

Can you teach in Vietnam without a degree? ›

The most important thing you need to know is that you cannot be issued a work permit without a degree. It's a legal requirement in Vietnam for foreign English teachers to have a bachelor's degree. So with that being said, the answer is, yes, you do need a degree to teach English in Vietnam.

Is education in Vietnam hard? ›

Everyone will try their best to get a chance to get a scholarship to lower their school fee. In conclusion, studying in Vietnam is exceedingly difficult because the students here must study enormously hard to win over the other students.

How are teachers treated in Vietnam? ›

Proverbs of old tell the Vietnamese that without a teacher, one will get nowhere fast, and that if parents want their children to grow academically, they must treat their teachers well. The teaching profession has long been called 'the most respected job' in Vietnam.

How long does it take for an English speaker to learn Vietnamese? ›

According to the US's Foreign Service Institute (FSI), for a native English speaker to be proficient in Vietnamese, it would take approximately 1,110 class hours. This means that if you dedicate 1 hour every day, 7 days a week to learn Vietnamese, you will be proficient after 40 months (~3 years).

Is Viet harder than Chinese? ›

Which Is Easier To Learn Chinese Or Vietnamese? To English speakers, Vietnamese seems to be easier to learn than the Mandarin language. FSI put Mandarin in the category 'super-hard languages' that requires a native English speaker 2,200 hours to be fluent, while the Vietnamese just requires 1,100 hours.

What might be the hardest thing about learning English for someone from Vietnam? ›

Students lack the confidence to use the English language

Many Vietnamese learners face the common problem that although they spent six or seven years studying English at school, they can't pronounce and English sentence correctly, and they are not confident enough to communicate in the English language.

Which is harder Thai or Vietnamese? ›

Vietnamese is easier than Thai. The use of the Latin alphabet is easier to learn and start reading. The pronunciation and grammar are similar and take an equal amount of time to learn. The Thai alphabet has a more significant learning curve and therefore takes longer.

Is Vietnamese or Russian harder? ›

Vietnamese grammar being easier than Russian, so you can focus more on vocabulary. greater motivation – I fell in love with Vietnamese but I never fell in love with the Russian language or culture.

What's the hardest language to learn? ›

Across multiple sources, Mandarin Chinese is the number one language listed as the most challenging to learn. The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center puts Mandarin in Category IV, which is the list of the most difficult languages to learn for English speakers.

Is quality of life in Vietnam good? ›

Vietnam's quality of life index in 2021 is 78.49 points, holding the position of 62/165 countries on the ranking of the world's best quality of life index of CEOWORD.

Is it hard to get a job in Vietnam? ›

Finding a job in Vietnam is not the easiest task on hand for foreigners, but it is manageable if you stay persistent and have a clear plan. The key is to land your first job, get some experience, and then you'll see more job opportunities coming.

What is the most common job in Vietnam? ›

The Vietnamese job market and prospects. Compared to other countries in the region, the Vietnamese unemployment rate is incredibly low. The majority of Vietnamese people living in the countryside work in the agricultural sector.

Is it cheaper to live in Vietnam than the US? ›

The average cost of living in the United States ($2112) is 240% more expensive than in Vietnam ($622). the United States ranked 6th vs 139th for Vietnam in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

How much is cost of living in Vietnam? ›

Common monthly expenses in Vietnam
MONTHLY EXPENSESPRICE (in US dollars)
Apartment (1 bedroom)$400 – $600
Apartment (2 bedroom)$650 – $1,000
Basic (Electricity, water, Cooling, garbage, heating)$70
Simple entertainment (Cinema, fitness, cafe, … )$200 – $300
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Do I need a TEFL certificate to teach in Vietnam? ›

One of the most important requirements of securing a job teaching in Vietnam is to have a TEFL certificate with at least 120-hours. Choosing a course with a TEFL practicum, or in-class teaching component, is also important.

Should I teach English in Thailand or Vietnam? ›

Winner: Vietnam

You also don't have to do any unpaid work like in Thailand with things like English camps, events at school and so forth. The downside of Vietnam though is that you'll work at language centers. That means your hours will evenings and weekends.

How much is a house in Vietnam in USD? ›

The average home in Vietnam costs approximately $4,500. Monthly rent varies, but the average cost is about $650, and this price often includes utilities. While violent crime rates are fairly low across Vietnam, many cities experience a high rate of property-related crimes, such as petty theft and burglary.

Is Vietnam considered rich or poor? ›

Vietnam remains a poor country, with most people earning about $1,500 a year, but it has made tremendous strides since opening its doors up to capitalism in the mid-1980s.

What income is considered middle class in Vietnam? ›

In Vietnam, 50 percent of population would be listed as 'middle class' with income of $5,000-35,000 a year. However, considering people's awareness, 96 percent of Vietnamese think their incomes are high enough to be among the 'middle class'.

Is it rude to tip in Vietnam? ›

Tipping isn't mandatory or customary in Vietnam, but it is always appreciated. If you're happy with the services provided by waiters, drivers and other service workers, leaving a small tip is a good way to show your appreciation.

Is Vietnam a place worth living in? ›

Vietnam is one of the best places in Asia for expats to live abroad, and there are plenty of reasons as to why. For pennies on the dollar, you get a year-round tropical climate and access to modern comforts and conveniences. Here are the best cities in Vietnam for expats to live.

How much tax do you pay in Vietnam? ›

Vietnam personal income tax rates are progressive to 35%. Nonresidents are taxed at a flat tax rate of 20%.
...
US Expat Taxes - Vietnam.
Taxable Income per year (VND)Tax rate
VND 0 - 60,000,0005%
VND 60,000,000 - 120,000,00010%
VND 120,000,000 - 216,000,00015%
16,000,000 - 384,000,00020%
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Is a TEFL certificate worth it? ›

Is TEFL Certification Worth It? Yes. If you want to get a good teaching job and be an effective teacher for your students, then it is definitely worth it. Remember, most schools worldwide require a TEFL certification; and once you're certified you can the ball rolling on applying and interviewing for jobs.

Who is the best English teacher in the world? ›

Kenyan Peter Tabichi, who has been teaching for 12 years, was recently named the best teacher in the world.

Which country is in high demand for English teachers? ›

Generally speaking, the highest-paid ESL teaching salaries globally are found in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the two biggest cities in the UAE. Salary packages for teachers in the United Arab Emirates can range between $3,500-$5,500 (12,300-22,000 AED) per month, depending on experience.

Which country is in demand for English teachers? ›

The best places to teach English abroad to make money are South Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Gulf Arab States and Vietnam. Being an English teacher in these countries will have you earning enough money to save anywhere from $500 - $1,500 USD per month.

Are teachers needed in Vietnam? ›

There are opportunities around every corner for foreign teachers in Vietnam, in both public and private schools. Learning English is an important factor that helps determine whether or not a family will rise above the poverty line in Vietnam, so native English speaking teachers are constantly in high demand.

Where do English teachers make the most money in the US? ›

In terms of income, the top state is New York, which pays teachers an average of over $76,000 per year. Alaska comes in behind New York as the state with the second-highest salary for teachers. Connecticut, California, and Massachusetts also have high average salaries for educators.

In which country teachers are most respected? ›

British teachers get more respect than colleagues in the US, France and Germany, according to an international survey. Teachers in China, Malaysia and Taiwan enjoy the highest status, but teachers in Brazil, Israel and Italy are languishing at the tail end of the "teacher status index".

Where is it easiest to teach English? ›

Mexico City is one of the easiest places to find work teaching English without a college degree, simply because there are so many people interested in learning the language- from school children to university students and businessmen.

Where can I save the most money teaching English? ›

10 Best Countries to Teach English and Save Money
  1. The United Arab Emirates: Save $800 - $1,000+/month. ...
  2. Oman: Save $800 - $1,000+/month. ...
  3. Saudi Arabia: Save $800 - $1,000+/month. ...
  4. China: Save $600 - $1,500+/month. ...
  5. South Korea: Save $1,000 - $1,500+/month. ...
  6. Japan: Save $500 - $700/month. ...
  7. Taiwan: Save $500+/month.
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How much money do you need to live comfortably in Vietnam? ›

Even in these two places, a couple can enjoy a comfortable, middle-class lifestyle for less than $1,300 per month. Many Westerners who live in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City get by spending around $500 per month, but it's a no-frills lifestyle.
...
Cost of Living in Vietnam.
ExpenseU.S. $
Monthly Total:$899 to $1,469
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How much money do you need to live well in Vietnam? ›

How much does it cost to live in Vietnam? $700 on the low end of the range, up to $1,400 for mid-range expats. This averages living costs across many months—you may spend more getting set up, but many expats average $1,000 per month. Here is a sample cost of living in one of the larger cities (which are expat hubs).

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